Vol 86 Issue 17

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News From Our Churches

Congregation Activities Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, AB, Canada now has its own web site at www.reformedalberta.ca. The site not only introduces and gives directions to Immanuel, but is intended for the purpose of evangelism throughout Canada. It contains a wealth of material, including the confessions with full proof texts, entire books, and most of the pamphlets of our churches. There are many areas that are still “under construction,” and new material will be added as time permits. Take time to check out this valuable resource, to which you can also refer family and friends. The Building Committee of Providence PRC...

The Creation of the Heavens & the Earth (6): Creatures Reproducing After Their Kind

Previous article in this series: April 15, 2010, p. 324. According to the modern theory of evolution, certain species of organisms have evolved over time into new species. Simple species have gradually evolved into more and more complex ones. Such a teaching runs directly contrary to the biblical truth that plants and animals always reproduce “after their kind.” After their own kind On the third day, God made different kinds of plants, all of which reproduce after their own kind: And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after...

Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi: An EP Study Commentary, author: Iain M. Duguid.

Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi: An EP Study Commentary, by Iain M. Duguid, Carlisle, PA: EP Books USA. 255 pages (hardbound). Reviewed by Mark H. Hoeksema. It is my conviction that whenever I encounter a new book, it is both necessary and helpful for me to know something about the author. It seems appropriate to know who he is, in order to determine the background, mindset, and perspective of what he writes. After all, no one writes in a vacuum. Everyone has a theological predisposition for better or for worse, and a viewpoint from which he approaches the Scriptures. To give a...

The Book of Proverbs and Repetition

There are some things that we hear again and again, and at times we can become weary of the repetition. As young people we can chafe under the repeated warnings of our parents, teachers, and preachers. Why do they have to bring those same things up again and again? Can’t they trust us? Don’t they think we heard them the first time? As parents teach their children, there are certain themes that come up again and again. There are certain warnings that are repeated. These themes and warnings are necessary because they are areas where the devil is especially at...

The Only Way of Salvation

Previous article in this series: January 15, 2010, p. 180. Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 5 Question 12. Since then, by the righteous judgment of God, we deserve temporal and eternal punishment, is there no way by which we may escape that punishment, and be again received into favor? Answer. God will have His justice satisfied: and therefore we must make this full satisfaction, either by ourselves, or by another. Question 13. Can we ourselves then make this satisfaction? Answer. By no means; but on the contrary we daily increase our debt. Question 14. Can there be found anywhere one who...

The Noble Calling of the Wife to Submit to Her Husband

Previous article in this series: April 15, 2010, p. 331. In considering the calling of each party in Christian marriage, we must always proceed from God’s work of creation. We do not proceed from humanistic teaching, certainly not from the modern-day worldly philosophy of marriage, which is all wrong. Genesis 1 andGenesis 2 gives us the literal history of God’s creation of marriage. Marriage is not a mere social institution arising from man’s social evolution and designed according to human wisdom to fit a certain time and circumstance. Marriage is God’s good creation at the beginning. The order of marriage was established by...

RCA Integrity

Introduction  Observing what is going on around us in the church world can often be a very depressing exercise. Usually what “makes the news” is the kind of event that gives evidence of appalling apostasy in the church. Therefore, we often take note of the worst events that are taking place in denominations and churches around us. Certainly much could be written about the terrible apostasy taking place in the denomination we give attention to in this article, the Reformed Church in America (RCA). In this article, however, attention will be given to a movement called RCA Integrity, which seems...

A Couple of Issues Worth Pondering

It is not our intention to turn the editorial department into one of lifting quotes from other sources, offering brief comments on them, and so keep our readers informed about what is happening all around us. We realize there is another SB rubric that satisfies that requirement. But in this editorial I have decided to depart from the norm and do just that. There are a couple of items I have read recently that I think are worth bringing to the attention of our readers along with a few brief comments. They are items I would label as ‘Signs of the Time.’...

What Manner of Persons Ought We To Be

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” II...

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